Jess at Unknown

† Jess
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Unknown
ArrivedUnknown
from Circus Carl Hagenbeck - Stellingen (Lorenz Hagenbeck)
Circus Carl Hagenbeck - Stellingen (Lorenz Hagenbeck) 1921-04-00
from Firma Carl Hagenbeck
Firma Carl Hagenbeck 1921-04-00
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Born: wild
Document updated2012-10-02: 
[...] to the Hagenbeck Zoo in April of 1921
William Buckles Woodcock, 2008


This performance really did make John Ringling
whistle, and our wonderfully trained eighteen polar bears, twelve
Bengal tigers and the exotic item with fourteen zebras and camels also
pleased him mightily. In due course he wrote us a handsome cheque,
in addition transferring to us four elephants out of his American herd,
which by steady purchasing in these years since we last met he had
built up to some ninety animals.
Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck


The other three elephants imported back to Germany from USA were Barnum Queen, Veneda, and Mary.


Records about Jess from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
From Buckles Woodcocks blog:



Sources, among others

  • Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck
  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2008/02/sparks-elephant-acts-6.html

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